Property disputes involving the digging of basements are becoming more and more common, particularly in densely populated areas where basement conversions and becoming commonplace. Many basement disputes involve aspects of party wall disputes and also related boundary disputes and can, if handled badly, result in very expensive and time consuming court proceedings.
Child & Child are renowned industry experts in the field of basement disputes. It is important if you are involved in a basement dispute that you instruct a basement solicitor with experience and knowledge of what is a very technical and fact-specific area of law.
Child & Child specialise in resolving basement disputes, whether it be through informal negotiation, mediation, expert determination or, only where necessary, court proceedings. We have a number of basement dispute solicitors with specialist training and years of practical experience in this highly specialist area.
There are a number of options available to determine a basement dispute and we will always try and provide the most cost effective and conciliatory solution in what can be a very emotive area of the law.
We have successfully brought and defended numerous basement disputes including several high profile cases involving high value property in Central London. Because of the nature of basement disputes it is often necessary to apply for an emergency injunction to prevent works from continuing and we are particularly experienced in making such urgent injunction applications.